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The Inverleith Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very comfortable hotel with friendly staff, happy to help with packed lunch. Nice breakfast. Very convenient for RBGE which is 3 mins walk away. Room well set out with desk and good WiFi for studying. Would be happy to stay again.

The hotel itself is rather boutique, but very homily. Old school but clean enough. The staff was very carrying and seemed to get to know and look after their guests well, Which is something you might not feel when booking a bigger hotel. The receptionist was very friendly and kind and made us feel very much at home. The included breakfast was great, good portions cooked after your preference. Our only disappointment was coming back for our last night after a day out and the room hadn’t been freshened up, even though we asked for it. The room itself could have used a bit of modernisation, but was clean and big enough for the two of us. Although a little walk from the centre, we quite enjoyed staying in a quieter part of the town. Would definitely recommend for a quiet weekend away!

I spent just two nights there, but I have to say that my stay was simply fantastic. The ladies who work there were really lovely. The room was very cozy, warm, neat and tidy. Breakfast was delicious. We loved the chance of having a typical Scottish breakfast. Really amazing. I definetely recommend. Just 10 min. on foot to Princes Street. Quite near the Bus Station.

We stayed here weekend in November and had a lovely time. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. Lovely breakfast. It took us about 30 minutes to walk into centre as steep hill.

I booked a family room advertised through Late Rooms for 27.12.17-28.12.17 . I was called by Cherie @ hotel the following day & told the wrong price had been advertised & she was cancelling booking, blaming Late Rooms. 3 days later I received a call from Late Rooms who in turn blamed hotel for making mistake. Advised proprietor Adrian refused to honour booking or offer alternative room or hotel or speak with me. Unreliable on a par with Ryanair. Plenty of quality hotels in Edinburgh to choose from & I have now booked for above dates. Happy NOT 2 stay in this place.

We stayed in the Inverleith hotel for a weekend in september. The hotel is located within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh (approx. 30 min on foot or 15 min by bus). The room was cozy and clean, and we absolutely loved it. For breakfast you had two choices, but we only tried the Scottish breakfast, and it was great, good portions and filling. We absolutely loved our stay, and would definitely recoomend this hotel, and return as well for our next stay in Edinburgh :)

The hotel itself is lovely, old fashioned features and in a good location some 20 minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh and well-served by local buses. We stayed in a small double, towards the end of the high season and so, as is the case in Edinburgh during high season, was extremely expensive. We had requested the small double on the 1st floor but on check in were advised it wasn't available, so we were given room 11 which was a very very small double in the basement to the rear of the hotel, the bathroom is tiny, within a little cupboard which wasn't immediately obvious to us at first. The very small room wouldn't ordinarily be a problem for us so long as things are clean, the environment is reasonably pleasant and has a comfortable bed. We did have some issues with the room in these regards and when asked on check-out, we discussed our issues openly and honestly with the hotel receptionist and that it was disappointing as i had brought my husband away for his birthday. She handled our feedback well and promised to pass it on to the owners and have them contact us direct to see 'if anything could be done', that proactive contact unfortunately didn't happen and so when subsequently prompted by email for feedback on our stay, we provided it. The owners were apologetic, they offered £100 redress / refund and said that based on our feedback immediate action had been taken to remedy some of the issues (a new bed was ordered, mold would be removed from the shower head, staff in the room next door would be reminded not to smoke in the room / immediately outside the guest bedroom windows and leave their cigarette ends everywhere). The owners also had plans to remedy the other issues once they were quieter (the room needed a thorough clean/redecoration, the area immediately outside the basement room window / view needed a thorough clean / de-weeding (it hadn't been done for several months) so that future guests could open the windows and enjoy fresh and not smoke-filled) air and have something nice to look at rather than 3 ft weeds!). If done right, and it really wouldn't take a huge amount of effort, the rear basement garden area could be turned into such a welcoming and positive aspect for guests. If you are booking a small double and this might be the room we stayed in, you might just want to check that all the works have been completed before your stay so that you are assured of a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

The Inverleith Hotel helped make our weekend trip in Edinburgh, location was lovely short walk to Princess Street and variety of local buses. Our room was clean perfect size for two and enjoyed the breakfast options. Staff were helpful throughout our stay, missed the girls name that greeted us each morning with breakfast and even during the day with advise on buses etc she was friendly and helpful all weekend. We would recommend this hotel and would stay in the future.

This small hotel is just two minutes from the botanical gardens...and just 20 minutes from Princes Street. The immediate neighborhood has several nice restaurants. 3 bus lines (8, 23, and 27) connect the hotel to various parts of the city (e.g. University of Edinburgh) without having to change buses. Comfortable rooms. Nice breakfast. Great staff--very welcoming and accommodating.

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. The location was perfect - 2 minute walk from the botanical gardens. Adrienne greeted us on our arrival and couldn't have made our stay anymore perfect. They were able to give us great recommendations as we were only 5 minutes from lots of lovely cafes and boutiques. Room 8 had stunning views with an incredible bath!

5 Inverleith Terrace Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Botanic Garden
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in New Town within a short walk of Royal Botanic Garden, The Inverleith Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 12-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral.


Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 12 rooms are recently renovated and have coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night.

Property features

The Inverleith Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for GBP 3 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ground Floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Four Poster King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 362 reviews